Bowling Green, KY (Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St)








About Bowling Green, KY (Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St median real estate price is $475,522, which is more expensive than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in Kentucky and 80.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St is currently $831, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 74.3% of Kentucky neighborhoods.

Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 7.3% in Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 58.9% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: People

The Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 97.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Also of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 96.5% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 0.3% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Kentucky.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 99.7% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St choose to walk to work each day (40.9%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 99.3%, which is higher than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 69.6% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. In the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 100.0% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood has more Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry.

Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.9% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood in Bowling Green are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 97.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood, 53.1% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 24.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (14.1%), and 8.5% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.1%).

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood in Bowling Green, KY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (25.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (16.0%), and residents who report Italian roots (7.9%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (7.4%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (3.9%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Western Kentucky U / Big Red Way St neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (69.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (55.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (40.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Real Estate Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Demographics Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source
Crime Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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    Bowling Green
    Kentucky

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Bowling Green VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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    Kentucky

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    Bowling Green
    Kentucky

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source
School Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to KY* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Bowling Green High School
1801 Rockingham Lane
Bowling Green, KY 42104
09-12
Bowling Green Junior High School
900 Campbell Ln
Bowling Green, KY 42104
06-08
Carol Martin Gatton Academy Of Math & Science School
1906 College Heights Blvd
Bowling Green, KY 42101
N-N
T C Cherry Elementary School
1001 Liberty Ave
Bowling Green, KY 42104
PK-05
W R Mcneill Elementary School
1800 Creason Drive
Bowling Green, KY 42101
KG-05
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

BOWLING GREEN INDEPENDENT


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District Quality Compared to Kentucky

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Better than of KY school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

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